First Friday Art Stroll featuring festive flair

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Kennett Square businesses will be decked out for holidays

Longwood Art Gallery is one of the Kennett Square businesses featuring artwork during the First Friday Art Stroll.

The First Friday Art Stroll is expected to be more festive than ever this month as businesses decked out for the holidays present gift ideas, refreshments and entertainment.

Longwood Art Gallery is hosting a Holiday Art and Pottery Show with affordable art by Judy Antonelli, Carol Crane, Joan Hollander, Mary Holton, Nan Jackson, Philip Lang, MaryAnn Weselyk, and handcrafted pottery by Bob Dean.  Meet the artists at a First Friday reception with wine, cheese, light fare and music by the Ladeens from 6 to 9 p.m.

Frolic Boutique is s featuring artist and metal sculptor Gary Pearson; Scout & Annie will introduce Kathy Klein and her vintage jewelry, featuring unusual pieces made with found items; and Bove Jewelers, which has expanded its hours for the holidays, is featuring many new collections, including watches and Pandora charms.

 Flickerwood Wine Tasting Room invites patrons to attend the “Ugly Holiday Sweater Party” on First Friday with live music by Udo Inyang and artwork by Honeysuckle Jewerly and Charlene Thomforde while Charles Metzger Pottery will feature refreshments and potters’ wheel demonstrations.

“The Magic of December,” an opening and reception for five eclectic artists plus the Celtic music of Michele McCann will be featured at the Centre for Vibrant Living, and Bedbugzz will feature the whimsical children’s growth charts and canvas pieces that can be personalized by Lou Lou Marshall.  Teachers at Bliss Yoga Studio will be available along with refreshments and artwork:  photographer Elissa Cardile and paintings by Krystina Benedetti.

The Kennett Square Merchants Association is selling holiday raffle tickets for a basket of gifts and certificates from local businesses valued at over $4,000.  Tickets are $5 apiece or 3 for $10 and will be available in most downtown stores and restaurants.  The winning ticket will be drawn at the Winter Farmers Market on Dec. 21.

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